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America’s Pastime
March 31, 2015 0 5

Major League Baseball is dying. Or is it? Think pieces and talk radio debates abound regarding the future of America’s Pastime. Critics argue that the methodical pace of baseball makes it poorly suited to compete for attention (read: consumers) in a frenetic, digital world. As one author put it, "In an age of instant gratification, today's...

Major League Baseball is dying. Or is it? Think pieces and talk radio debates abound regarding the future of America’s Pastime. Critics argue that the methodical pace of baseball makes it poorly suited to compete for attention (read: consumers) in a frenetic, digital world. As...

Major League Baseball is dying. Or is it? Think pieces and talk radio debates abound regarding the future of America’s Pastime. Critics argue that the methodical pace of baseball makes...

Major League Baseball is dying. Or is it? Think pieces and talk radio debates abound regarding the future of America’s Pastime. Critics argue that the methodical pace of baseball makes it poorly suited to compete for attention (read: consumers) in...

Major League Baseball is dying. Or is it? Think pieces and talk radio debates abound regarding the future of America’s Pastime. Critics argue that the methodical pace of baseball makes it poorly suited to compete for attention (read: consumers) in...

Major League Baseball is dying. Or is it? Think pieces and talk radio debates abound regarding the future of America’s Pastime. Critics argue that the methodical pace of baseball makes it poorly suited to compete for attention (read: consumers) in a frenetic, digital world. As one author put it, "In an age of instant gratification, today's fans desire entertainment that is fast-paced and straightforward… Casual fans are no longer willing to devote the requisite mental energy demanded by a nuanced game such as baseball.” The truth is the MLB has issues that run deeper than shortening attention spans. But there’s no denying that the sport has been clumsy...

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